Aphelion Issue 281, Volume 27
March 2023
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House Of Time

by Denny E Marshall

Have seen things never seen before
Strange landscape and different forms
Many rivers as black as coal
So polluted they didnít flow
Seen politicians with their mask on
Trying to cover up what is going on
From their tanks, they tell the people
Donít you see there is nothing wrong
Travel far across the barrier
Pass on through the unmarked line
Step into an unreal horror
Come into the house of time

Miles of giant ghost town
All the people live underground
There are no clouds in the sky
The air so thick it can make you die
Reports the constitution ripped in two
There was nothing
No one could do
Have seen the cameras in my house
A brand-new game of cat and mouse
Come into the house
Of time

Have seen a museum with a redwood tree
With pictures of how it used to be
Then a vision appeared in the sky
Said it did not have to be this way
Have seen signs did not understand
Seen the blackness cover the land
With all the dreams dreamed of
Have seen turned to sand
Into the house of time

© 2015 Denny E Marshall

Denny E. Marshall has had art, poetry, and fiction published.

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